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. let's go to another key state. let's cross to florida and join john who's in tampa. john, hello. >> jane, thank you very much. if this seems a rather unlikely place to be a doing of series outside the live aquarium, you can see from the signs, tomorrow this becomes a polling station. let's talk for a moment about early voting here in this state because the numbers are staggering. here in this county which is the most keenly fought of all the counties, a record 41% of people have cast their ballots over the weekend, as we found out. saturday in tampa, florida, these people are lining up to vote. so popular has early voting proved that democrats wanted it extended into sunday and today. the republican governor said no, and so with exos of 12 years ago when the entire presidential election was decided on disputed ballots from here, the lines are waiting. >> it just kills me as an american to try to prevent someone from voting. that's one of the most important things that makes america great. >> the thinking is that early voting favors the democrats. blue collar workers in poor area
with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
and florida. if laura trevelyan is in miami. clyde is in cleveland. let's start with you. have aligned and as long there as they have been everywhere else in the country -- have the lines been as long there as they have been everywhere else in the country? >> they have been pretty long. at about 7:00 this morning, the actual stores open at 6:30 a.m., and there were already 20 people there. and it was a slow trickle. election officials are estimating about 70%, not as high in the previous election. but lorimar, millions have already voted in early voting -- but remember, millions have already voted in early voting in this state. we did see joe biden breeze in to try to shore up the final push for votes. president obama has had a bit of a lead during the last few months and it has tightened in the last few months -- few weeks. unemployment is lower. there are fewer foreclosures. there is a sense of optimism here and that has helped president obama, but it is tight. statistically, is still within the margin of error. we could be in for a long night. >> i hope not. thanks very much. laura
charles wells to look back at the 2000 election result in florida and we'll discuss the history of close presidential elections with presidential historian richard norton smith p. -- smith. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] >> from this location of fairfax high school in fairfax, pretty busy so far. closed at 7:00. florida closing at 8:00 tonight. ohio also closing later after that. the first tally of votes coming in from dixville knocks, new hampshire. -- knox, new hampshire. by the way, c-span's coverage of election day 2012 starts at 8:00 this evening with the interactive result on the house and governor's races. you can see a real-time display of the balance of powers. live video from both the obama and romney headquarters. plus, you can get reaction as well. again, join us tonight. we invite you to join us at 8:00 starting on c-span. listen to it on c-span radio. also tune into c-span.org for more information and other informatio
their final efforts. >> on sunday president obama campaigned in concord, new hampshire, hollywood, florida, cincinnati, ohio, and aurora, colorado. he begins this morning with a rally in madison, wisconsin. nancy cordes is there covering the obama campaign. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is due to address this crowd in about an hour and a half. he spends this final day of the campaign in three key midwestern states. here in wisconsin, then in ohio, and iowa. if he sweeps all three of those states tomorrow, his victory is almost assured and campaign officials say they feel very good about their chances. >> hello, florida! hello, virginia! hello, ohio! >> reporter: crisscrossing the country in this final lap, the president told crowds of 10,000 and 20,000 that he is the same bipartisan hopeful truth teller they elected four years ago. >> you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. ♪ you make me >> reporter: in the closing days this campaign has taken on the era of a traveling concert. over the weekend katy perry, dave matthews
waiting hours to cast their absentee ballots there. you know the deal in florida. battleground state, one of the battleground states getting a visit from mitt romney. as he and the president are maximizing each and every campaign hour. president obama is hitting wisconsin, iowa, and, of course, ohio, before heading to chicago. and very soon he will be rallying the crowds in columbus, getting a boost from some a-list celebrities. meantime, mitt romney, he is traveling up the eastern seaboard with stops in florida, ohio, virginia, and, of course, new hampshire. and during the next hour we will take you live to his event in fairfax, virginia. speaking of mitt romney, he's already making his case in lynchburg and jim acosta son the campaign trail with him. hey, jim. >> reporter: with a slew of new battleground state polls showing mitt romney trailing president obama only slightly on this day before election day, the gop nominee is making his closing argument to voters. at a campaign stop here in virginia, and earlier this morning in florida, romney warned the crowd that the country could be i
, unrelated to the storm. keep your eye on hoip hoohio an florida. legal rumblings in terms of voter id and voting machines themselves and extended, not extended hours. hope that, does turn, just another legal mess like a few years ago. those two states will be ground zero. >> seeing, a third of the votes cast by early ballots. absentee ballots. 1.# million cast in ohio as well. so this thing. >> up to 40% of the country could have already voted. before today. that's encouraging. good for democracy in general. encouraging. >> could come down to new hampshire's four electoral volts. or ohio's 18. florida's 29. >> romney is making a play for that. doesn't get ohio. pennsylvania could equalize it. very interesting, the math. >> going back to pennsylvania and ohio today. just when you thought he was done. >> underscores how important that is. >> the facebook question this election day. >> we want to know when did you decide who you are voting for and did the final days of the season change your decision. log on to wnnfans.com. let us know. >> i will go vote after the show. with stay with ab
fighting for florida electoral votes it will be close. in 2008 president obama beat mccain. but it shows mitt romney is slightly ahead there. >> poll precinct workers are showing up first voters will line up. we are on the west side of the critical i-4 corridor. and the south florida miami-dade and brower tend to vote for democratic nominee and northern and panhandle a lock for the republican. and that's why the swing corridor is so critical. four years ago obama won boy 7 points and before that bush bet kerry by 7 points and there is a lot of enthusiasm and competition between mitt romney and president obama. early lines of and days of voters in broward and palm beach county and yesterday, another 45,000 early votes state wide and select counties allowed in person absentee ballot and technically and legally it was set to end 7:00 p.m. democrats filed suit and tried to extend the hours and governor scott never agreed to that and those were not extended. here are the early look. floridians. four and half million floridians have already voted in the presidential election . there is roughly
in some of the battleground states that could decide it all. governor romney headed to florida, virginia, new hampshire, and ohio. in fact, he and president obama are both in columbus right now. the president also visiting wisconsin and iowa today. bruce springsteen is along for the ride on the president's plane and warming up the crowds for the commander and chief. president obama is asking his supporters don't give up on me now. but governor romney says the president has not delivered the change he promised. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. the people of america are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he has tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas and make them out to be new ideas. and try to convince you that he is all about ch
florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear. >>> adding insult to injury, more steps forward in the recovery from sandy. world trade center memorial site reopened. damage from the storm taken care of. >> the federal government is making millions available to those who lost their homes. and usda sending food to the hard hit region. >>> and we're wrapping up our day of giving and disney and the results have been widely successful. with the help of the viewers, we've raised more than $12 million for sandy relief. >> great. $3 million match from samsung. of course, all the money going to the reds who who's done so much to help out. thank you to everyone that took time. we have . >>> coming up, we have much more coverage of this very important day in america. >> next up, the tables turn. more reports of voter intimidation at the polls. this time targe
the summer. >> rose: let me ask about florida, john harris, and pennsylvania. >> it looks like florida is most likely in romney's camp. not certain. it seems to me that if obama wins florida he's going to win a bunch of other states and we'll have a map that looks more like 2008 than we've been thinking this last month or so where hi would win most of the state he is won in 2008 minus north carolina and indiana. that's an early night for us all. althoughs pennsylvania better than i do. i don't think it's been awe thenltally in play. i think there was a series of head fakes going on but that's never been a central battleground. >> rose: mark? >> well, they're winning pennsylvania because this is the first campaign where no one has to make choices about money because they have enough to spend and they had extra money and there wasn't any other place to put and the public polls make it clear it's closer. the president will win by a more narrow margin than four years ago. i think that the -- i agree with matthew the fundamentals matter most of all. ohio is a tricky place, though, because w
, virginia and ohio. they feel ok about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. some of the exit polling looks good, some does not, with what people think of health care and the role of government. people ask me, who should i vote for? what will they do? i have no clue. none of the candidates talked about what they'll do. it goes with what john wrote, about how small the campaign is in what is a huge moment. when you think of what is happening with our debt. trillion-dollar defic
't he, at the beginning of the night? florida, north carolina and new hampshire, as well? >> he has to sweep all the states that touch the atlantic ocean to have a chance in this race. and i think virginia will tell us a lot. it will tell us if this night ends early for mitt romney. or if we're in for a long night. virginia will tell us that. >> he still has to do well in the midwest. win either ohio or wisconsin. if we give that to president obama, where he's ahead. he's 5 votes short of the 270 electoral votes he needs. all that leaves is nevada, colorado or iowa. the president ahead or tied in all three of the states. >> that's the situation that mitt romney is in. he's got a very narrow path to an electoral college victory. he has to draw an inside straight in this campaign to win it today. he has to do all those things and the path is still narrow to win this. >> matthew dowd, we'll see you tonight. >>> and this year, whether it's tweeting, facebooking or never mind e-mailing, social media has shaped this campaign like never before. it's a new frontier for both candidates. and
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yesterday, if you vote, i will win. that could be a problem particularly in florida and ohio as we reported yesterday. early voting rollbacks meant some people were waiting in line for as long as six hours to finally cast their ballot. so we'll have to see how those polls are today. >> if you need to know how late your polls are open, politico and ap have a good map of state by state closing times. you can check it out on politico's home page. we'll be right back. (vo) tonight, current tv presents special election coverage, with unrivaled social media, straight from the campaigns, the pundits, and from viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore, someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> overall, it was a clear win. >> now that's politically direct. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. [ forsythe ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best sweetest crab for red lobs
are going to be watching when the polls in virginia close. 7:00. 7:30. then 8:00, florida. then they'll know if they've got the votes to win. live from obama, election night headquarters in chicago. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> a long line of maryland residents who want their voices heard today. some voters at the community center here tell us they've waited more than three hours to cast their ballots. there were some frustrations in the long lines but most of the voters seem to be in good spirits. reports from other precincts said there was a long wait in the morning but the lines seemed to improve as the day wore on. voters in maryland are casting their ballots on several initiatives today including whether to uphold same sex marriage. question 6, as it is known, also permits religious institutions to decide whether they'll perform ceremonies for those couples. if it passes, maryland would be the first state in the country to legalize same sex marriage by voter referendum. maryland voters also weighing in on question 7. it would allow table games at casinos like roulette and poker. the
think by this hour while they're still counting votes in florida and made for the next week -- there is an even greener light. we know.what the president was reelected and democrats picked up seats in the senate which is contrary to what anybody in washington i think thought even as late as today. the house is going to stay roughly the same. absent breaking news, i bring you know prescind returns from florida. i would like to spend more time on why this has happened and what it means for us going forward. i share the admiration all around 4 president obama's campaign team. they were technically close to perfect in the first responsibility of a campaign team, that is to identify and turn out voters. the planned it and executed it, and it every step of the way, they knew what votes they needed and went out and got them. they began before election day thinking favorable votes in states where they had put people on the ground to produce. take ileus appear -- technically a superb operation. perhaps some people will think by the fourth or fifth visit -- it did work. the point i wa
that transition. host: william is in florida on the line for those that are long-term unemployed. caller: good morning. i've been unemployed since 2008 . i had a front-row seat for the housing bubble. i was in a position to make a lot of money on new construction. i had a painting company and was invested in new equipment. all the sudden, the "for kept coming off the house is. you have to adjust your thinking. i am a freelance artist and a free-lance writer. "there is no such thing as a bad experience for writers, only good experience." you have to take stuff to the pawnshops and borrow money from relatives. this is still in plan for opportunity. for a lot of us, it gets to be a war on the poor. there is job training. how do you sustain yourself? people give up looking for jobs. you just don't have one. the unemployment rate is higher than what the official numbers are saying. guest: he is absolutely right. the unemployment rate if you take into account the people working part-time hours and the people who have had to look for work but have dropped out of the labor market and even people who h
backed from his threat to derail rice's nomination. >>> and dramatic video in florida. a fisherman spotted in the water. you can see here, clinging to a cooler. he had been holding on for some seven hours without a life jacket, after a large wave took out his boat. his brother was also thrown overboard. thankfully, he was able to swim to shore and get help. both brothers, good news here, recovering this morning. >>> and a frightening scene high over sydney australia. a construction crane caught fire and forced police to evacuate thousands of people from nearby buildings. and it's a good thing they did because the crane's massive arm eventually collapses, use can see here, on to the roof. the company that owns the crane you see, also owns the one that collapsed here in new york, during hurricane sandy. >>> and finally, we have been told not to cry over spilt milk. wasn't the case here, though. farmers upset that milk prices have gotten so low, they got the world's attention by spraying down riot police outside the european parliament in brussels belgium. the officers' tear gas no ma
. >> governor chris, not a personnel in washington that was not endorsing governor crist from florida. neil: i understand what you are talking about move to moderate side, you are right, we'll watch, thank you so much dick armey. >> good-bye. neil: in the meantime, ho-ho-no this whole fiscal cliff is going to ruin christmas. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from busess loans to cash management, we wt to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. neil: all i want for christmas is a generate or? is that where we are after the storms? has it changed holiday shopping season. retail experts, fak faith hope,d bettebert. >> it is going to be a good christmas but a different christmas, gifts of basic items. >> we're going to start hitting the beginning of a retail ice age, that hit because of hurricane sandy, and so many workers cut from full time, part time, paa john, red lobster, and walma
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
journal/maris poll shows obama leading by six points. it's also close in florida. in this poll, obama has a two-point edge. that's within the sampling error. but a mason dixon poll shows obama trailing romney by six percentage points, so a mixed picture there from two different polls in such a key state. >> democrats are hoping, they're only three days away from taking back control of the u.s. house, but as athena jones reports, they face an uphill battle. >> republicans won control of the house in 2010. riding a wave of victory by tea party-backed candidates carrying a message of fiscal conservatism and strong opposition to obama care. so what's going to happen this time around? >> it's all got to go! >> back in september, nancy pelosi had high hopes for her party's prospects. >> we have a very excellent chance to take back the house. >> so did republican house speaker john boehner. >> i continue to feel confident about house republicans' chances of holding on to our majority. >> republicans have 242 seats to the democrats' 193. so democrats need a net gain of 25 seats to win the majorit
of the country is quiet. there will be some snow in the upper midwest. we'll keep an eye on florida, the swing state and there is going to be some shower and thunderstorm activity there as one little piece of energy not necessarily our nor'easter starts to round the coast. listen, around here, i think it will be on the chilly side. that rain should stay out of our area. maybe some showers and into georgia. thunder for the florida area and keeping an eye on what might be a nor'easter on wednesday. concerned for this in new england, new york, new jersey. one scenario takes it out to sea and another has it coming up the coast. not is like -- not like sandy. they don't need anything additional on what has happened there. the polls open locally on tuesday and we're expecting to have mostly sun around with the temperature in the low 50s, brian. >> in an interview with shepherd smith, when we return. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our h
in iowa, wisconsin and ohio while the governor will be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. >> while both men have a number of different ways to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win, we call that the path to victory, but who has the clearer path this morning? we're going to break it down with nbc's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the
florida rallies. instead the former massachusetts governor emphasized the need for unity amid the national emergency. >> we come together in times like this, and we want to make sure that they have a speedy and quick recovery from their financial and in many cases personal loss. now, people coming together is what's also going to happen, i believe, on november 7th. >> so, i mean, i actually -- i don't know how much it would hurt to go further and say that the president's doing a good job. this is sort of like a foreign policy crisis where you don't step in it, and you actually maybe even step aside. i think that could be a sign of leadership as well. but he's certainly not hurting himself by going out there and awkwardly campaigning as if nothing was going on. >> i think that's right, katty. i think mitt romney did the only thing he could do which was to sort of lay low, let the president be the president of the united states for a couple days, a grace period, i guess, and the president will be back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney back out there yesterday. mitt romney didn't even
. >> take a look at this amateur video out of a cops arresting a woman at a florida wal-mart. police say the woman tried to bypass long checkout lines. cops say when she was confronted she refused to get back in line and started throwing her merchandise. >> this cell phone video shows the chaos at a wal-mart in georgia. complete bedlam as people shoved and pushed trying to get some on sale items. listen. oh,. >> imagine going in there and just buying socks? what's going on today. some women. you should have seen them in victoria's secret just going in to buy bras. listen. >> this is tulsa. i used to live in tulsa. >> oh my god. >> there was a human stampede victoria's secret in tulsa. captures hundreds of people rushing in as soon as the gates were open. luckily reports say that no one was injured. hard to believe. >> what was the deal there. >> deep discounts on bras. didn't you know? we did see 50 percent off sign yesterday at the store. >> with all that craziness, venturing to the stores on black friday can be survival of the fittest. the challenge can be especially tough if you are a
:30 eastern time. coming up this morning, more on jill kelley and her life as a florida socialite. >>> now let's get a check of the other top stories this morning from natalie over at the news desk. hey, natalie. >> good morning, willie and savannah. good morning, everyone. yet more trouble for the military this morning as a four-star u.s. general has been demoted for inappropriate behavior on the job. job william kip ward, former head of the u.s. africa command, has been stripped of a star for allegedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. ward will have to repay the government $82,000. >>> another major recall this morning from toyota as the auto giant pulls some 2.7 million cars worldwide. the recall involves faulty steering and a water pump problem on some prius models but no reported accidents have been linked to these issues. just last month toyota had to recall some 7.4 million cars due to a fire risk in the power windows. >>> let's head to wall street struggling over the last few years. cnbc's courtney reagan over at the stock exchange. >> r
that on various platforms. now, coming up, a look at house races, a debate in the florida 18th congressional district with for the republican congressman allen west and democrat, patrick murphy where representative allen west who currently represents the 22nd district, is now running for the 18th house district. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> democrat patrick murphy, republican allen west, the square off in a one-hour debate. >> this is a newschannel 5 special presentation. >> good evening, and welcome to the debate between our candidates tonight. they are democrat patrick murphy and republican allen west. thank you for joining us. i will be the moderator. as part of our coverage, joining me to ask questions are two of my colleagues. our format is simple. each will be asked a question and they will have one minute to respond. then a 30-second rebuttal. at the end of the broadcast, they will each have one minute to make closing statements. we will try to get through a lot of topics. the first question will go
in washington that was not endorsing governor crist from florida. neil: i understand what you are talking aut move to moderate side, you are right, we'll watch, thank you so much dick armey. >> good-bye. neil: in the meantime, ho-ho-no this whole fiscal cliff is going to ruin christmas. neil: all i want for christmas is a generate or? isha where we are after the storms? has it changed holiday shopping season. retail experts, fak faith hope,d tbert. >> it is going to be a good christmas but a different christmas, gifts o basic items. >> we're going to start hitting the beginning of a retail ice age, that hit becausef hurricane sandy, and so many workers cut from full time, part time, paa john, red lobster, and walmart, and target, and kmart, they have barely enough for gas, and groceries. neil: they don't buy? >> they will buy a lot less, hitting this quarter, and moving at a faster pace. neil: would stores benefit? would they shoppers go to those stores. >> they will go to walmart, and to lowe's, and i think it will be macy's year. because everything is in macy's. home furnishing and accessor
.d.s and shortening for early voting and all of that. now in florida we find out what it was really all about. >> shocking. you find out florida officials -- you have charlie crist, another florida official and two other current members of the g.o.p. anonymously telling the post, collaborating the story what we've known for quite some time that the purpose of narrowing the early vote, of making it difficult to register, of having those long, long, long lines by narrowing the hours you have to vote was to make sure that democratic voters, minority voters, young people, college students, that obama voting block, that they don't turn out and vote. that was the express purpose of those laws. that's why when rick scott the governor, when he came into office, it was the first thing he did. remember those -- that was the goal of suppressing the vote and thankfully they failed. new effort in some states but in florida, that failed. it went for obama. we gotta be vigilant because every two years, there is another opportunity for them to nar
to the polls in the swing state of florida. today is the last day for early voting and some people waited in lines up to four hour's long. >> recovery efforts underway in the wake of hurricane sandy. some 2.7 million people across 15 states and d.c. remain bought power. gas shortages are major problem for folks across new york, new jersey and connecticut. new jersey is rationing gasoline in 12 counties. i'm rick folbaum. now back to news watch. >>> don't ask, don't tell is back. it's president obama's questions about libya. don't ask and don't tell. >> jon: jay leno taking a shot at president obama over the growing concerns about a cover-up by him and his administration over details surrounding the terror attacks at consulate in benghazi, libya. there wasn't a whole lot of coverage of this story before the hurricane hit. what about after? >> it was obliterated, blown away by this storm. it disappeared except for fox news and a couple of other reporters eli lake, a few other people pursuing the story and continuing to produce uncomfortable facts for the white house. david ignacious someone
. romney by 58% to 40% in florida, 87% to 10% in colorado, at 80% to 17% in nevada, and 60% to 31% in virginia. we will go to one of the swing state in this election now. -- a swing states in this election now. caller: i love the statement that he made about self deportation. absolutely right. that is basically what the gop party is doing, not just to latinos, but everyone else. it is basically 47%. one of the things i would like to mention -- i wrote this over 20 years ago -- we had 36 men in mexico who controlled 54% of .exico's gross national product how much can they need to buy? i am sick and tired of the 36 men in mexico -- the number of men in the united states, canada, central america, south america, europe and asia, etc., whose lust for more greed and power is destroying the e ntire planet for man and beast. that bothers me. i feel that they spend their lives living off a bus. as long as we obey their roles, everything is ok. -- off of us. as long as we obey their rules, everything is ok. guest: i think that oftentimes, the process that is taken in -- to having a greater
wednesday full-time on the trail in florida trying to balance campaigning and showing sensitivity for the storm victims. >> keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. when there are challenges, we come together and help one another and that help is needed now. >> reporter: and while romney didn't shy away from criticizing the president's record, he did not mention mr. obama by name. >> we should not continue on the same path, but it's time to take a new path, bold aggressive change. >> reporter: meanwhile, paul ryan and his wife jana spent halloween in their hometown in wisconsin taking their kids trick-or-treating. a maris poll shows a tightening in key states, the president still holds leads in three of them. in iowa, president obama maintains a six-point lead over mitt romney, down from eight two weeks ago. in wisconsin, romney has cut the president's lead in half, he now trails by three points. and in new hampshire, it's basically a dead heat. the president at 49%, romney with 47%. the granite state will be mitt romney's final stop before elec
their campuses safer. states from california to florida have introduced legislation to make it clear that child abuse reporting is not only a moral duty, but it's the law. this is tremendous progress. laws strengthens, policies tightened, governance revisited, and institutions made safer, and our work continues. that brings us to today, on the brink of the one year anniversary, civil lawsuits, perjury trials, and we can expect more fallout to come. over the last year, we have learned much about ourselves, our many cultures, our values, and our vision. we're still working through some difficult issues, but the question remains where do we go from here? the answer can be found by returning to penn state's core mission -- teaching, research, and service. our bottom line is delivering an outstanding education to students. our students are our top priority. i repeat, our students are our top priority, and they are doing great things. for example, this year, our journalism students captured the national championship in the william randolff hurst journalism award. engineering students took top honors
in florida. voters there faced long lines, some waiting hours to get into polling centers. and in response to super storm sandy, chris christie ordered county clerks to open their offices this weekend to allow the storm victim to vote. they are also allowing registered voters to do so electronically. >> the candidates will focus on the key swing states. it will be that way until the election. abc news, washington. >> president obama's senior advisor calls mitt romney's late push to try to win pennsylvania a, quote, desperate ploy. romney's campaign disputes that. on abc this week, david fluff says huey is confidence president obama has the electoral votes to win on tuesday. polls show romney trailing slightly in pennsylvania where he stepped up campaign ads. his running mate congressman paul ryan campaigned there yesterday. they call the late charge by the republicans a smoke screen. >> to win romney would have to wynn two-thirds, and he won't do that. the truth is they are throwing ads up and governor romney is traveling in the states he is not going to win. >> the fact is, george, the un
. >>> a south florida boater is counting his blessings -- that's for sure -- after an accident at sae. rescuers say he was hanging on to the lid from his cooler to stay afloat for seven long hours. see, that's why i always advocate taking a cooler no matter where you go. >> filled with what? >> sunny delight, purple drink. >> grapefruit juice. >> exactly. >> maybe not. >>> also later this half hour, a look inside the unforgettable raid on osama bin laden's compound through the eyes of an american woman who is a hero. >> you've all heard about the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 now. another unsung hero getting her just due, very cool. >> seeing the me previews for the movie when i want to see argo, ooh, ooh, want to see that. >> looks good. >>> but first, the fed slams the brakes on the largest organic peanut butter processor in the country as the company was about to reopen today. >> that's right. the fda crackdown prevents sunland from producing or distributing any food after dozens of people fell ill. abc's brandi hitt has the story. >> reporter: fda inspectors shut down the sunland company's processin
to have a better quality of life. >> then we have senator marco rubio of florida who offered a carefully worded reaction to romney, telling "politico," quote, i don't want to rebut him point by point. i would just say to you, i don't believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that don't want to work. okay. and former mississippi governor, haley bar rour barbour, saying party needs to do some soul searching. >> we've got to give our political organizational activity, you know, a very serious proctology exam. we need to look everywhere is my point. >> yeah. you know what? i will say -- and i don't hand you compliments often -- but you've been saying this during the primary process, it started. and now it seems to me that it's great to hear these gentlemen coming forward and speaking truth to what mitt romney said. but it's just too easy right now. it should have been done in the primary process. >> it's just like when i was talking about people in the conservative entertainment complex talking in ways that we'll never win the suburbs of philadelphia, bucks county,
, and then goal. choreographed. or in florida, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, in the hole, in the hole, in the hole, that's a world record. there we go, guys. play ball, the best soccer goal. the long bicycle kick in sweden. how about this one. >> amazing. >> wow. >> best football play. can you do this, watch the quarterback, a bounce pass and he takes it and throws it for a touchdown at westminster academy in florida. if it's a backwards. our oops of the mount. yao ming on the links, maybe not. >> in brazil, gets the rebound. he's wide open, once, twice, three, and you know what? all four shots were on the wrong basket. there you go. >> hey you go. in north carolina, they blocked the winning field goal, the high school goes nuts and celebrates, and while they are celebratie i the kicking team picks it up and runs it in for a football. another case of premature exhilaration. >> and in brazil, how to stop the offense. have the trainer run on the field and kick the ball away. next time you parachute into a soccer game in ecuador, try not to hit any of the players. >> and in new jersey, junior hockey,
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